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Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia[edit]

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Proposal summary

Rinconada Bikol-Filipino-English phrasebook by Lobel and Bucad

Rinconada speaking communities: Nabua Forum, at, at
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Rinconada Bikol is the predominant language of the fourth district of Camarines Sur, Bicol Region (Region V) in the Philippines. With over 234,000 speakers, it is the third-largest Bicolano language. I think a Wikipedia for Rinconada Bikol would be very much feasible.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Weak support It would be good to have this one here at Wikimedia but there are so few speakers, I'll doubt that this will be even active. -- Felipe Aira 13:25, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Support since Philippines languages have all been successful so far, the country is well connected to the net and the nation's residents seem to be very enthusiastic about their local languages, theres no reason to think this one wont be successful too!Qrc2006 18:02, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Suppport Willy2000 14:00, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Mk32 23:47, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 08:24, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Support I am for the creation of Rinconada Bikol edition of Wikipedia. The language is now being used in the academe through the Mother Tongue-based Multi-lingual Education program of Department of Education. --Rinconada (talk) 04:56, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I believe that this is overdue and hoping the language committee guide the proponents on the remaining requirements for this project to be hatched from the incubator. --Exec8 (talk) 13:23, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I have firm belief that this project has the potential to survive. As I mentioned years ago, if a community can be mustered, I will support the creation of this project. It seems that so far, we're already past that bridge, and I'd like to congratulate the people involved for their efforts. --Sky Harbor (talk) 23:33, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • none.

General discussion[edit]

  • If Filipinayzd can muster a community for Rinconada Bikol as he did for Standard Bikol, then I would be willing to give my support for this project. --Sky Harbor 07:44, 12 November 2007 (UTC) Moving to support. --Sky Harbor (talk) 23:34, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I already contacted a friend of mine who is a native speaker of Rinconada. Hopefully he would participate. Starczamora 06:46, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Localisation update[edit]

Currently there is no observable localisation effort at Betawiki. Thanks, GerardM 06:44, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Currently 0.00% of the most used MediaWiki messages have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 12:41, 12 November 2008 (UTC)